Nepal Impact

At Dinadi, Nepal is central to who we are. We say “crafted by Nepal” because Nepal is the essence of everything we create. The jobs we create and the issues for which we advocate can be a part of bringing positive change to the people with whom we live and work.

APRIL 2015 EARTHQUAKE

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.8 Richter earthquake. The loss of life, belongings and homes has been devastating for many.

8857

Number of people killed in the earthquake

505000

Number of homes destroyed

7

Billion dollars in damage

Economy

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, leaving many people vulnerable to exploitation.

2

Second poorest country in Asia, 17th poorest in the world

25

% of Nepalis living below the poverty line

46

% unemployment rate in Nepal

Trafficking

Every year alarming numbers of Nepali girls are trafficked to brothels in India where they are sexually exploited and forced into involuntary servitude.

12000

Nepali girls trafficked each year (est.)

200000

Nepali girls working in brothels in India (est.)

13

Average age of trafficking victims in Nepal

Education

Many children in Nepal, especially girls, are deprived of even the most basic form of education, usually due to lack of family finances.

76

% literacy rate male

53

% literacy rate female

12

Average age children stop going to school

Nepalis Abroad

Due to a lack of opportunities in Nepal, unskilled workers leave the country in masses searching for work.  They often find themselves in situations where they are exploited and taken advantage of.

29

% GDP sent to Nepal from Nepalese working abroad

1600

Leave for foreign employment every day

74

% migrant workers classified as “unskilled”

Sources